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About gemdk

I am a cradle Catholic who made my first Holy Communion over 5o years ago at All Saints Catholic Church in Houston,TX in 1961. Went to Mass every Sunday as a child and teen and then young adult. Fell away for about 12 years in the late 80's, early 90's and then realized what was missing in my life was my Catholic upbringing and faith. Found my home at Sacred Heart in Crosby. Filling up the void I had for those 12 years in more ways than I can imagine, loving every minute of it. But this blog is not about me as much as it is for me and anyone who wants/needs to hear the word of God. I'm merely the instrument God uses to post the readings.

Meditation: Luke 2:16-21

The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord. Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)On this New Year’s Day, you might say, “I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

http://ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/16_08_07.mp3 Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19 Wisdom 18:6-9 Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-22 Luke 12:32-48 Faith is the realization of what is hoped for. (Hebrews 11:1) Famous people who excel in their field can also be considered authors. People like Frederick Taylor and … Continue reading

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Pentecost Sunday (Solemnity)

today’s readings Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13 John 20:19-23 Pentecost Sunday (Solemnity) They were all filled with the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:4) “The Holy Spirit is the love of God. Within the Trinity, he … Continue reading

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January 25, 2015 The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle (Feast)

Today’s Readings Psalm 117:1-2 Mark 16:15-18 Acts 22:3-16 Why delay? (Acts 22:16) Think of two newlyweds. They may tell their friends about the fireworks that went off when they first met. Perhaps she talks about how she first saw him … Continue reading

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January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10 Psalm 19:8-10, 15 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Today’s Audio Readings Today is holy to your Lord your God. (Nehemiah 8:9) In today’s first reading, the Israelites were reaffirming their covenant with the Lord as they listened … Continue reading

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January 17, 2015 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Audio Readings 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 96:1-3, 7-10 1 Corinthians 12:4-1 John 2:1-11 They have no wine. (John 2:3) This is one of those stories that appears only in the Gospel of John. No one … Continue reading

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January 10, 2016 The Baptism of the Lord (Feast)

Today’s Audio Readings Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10 Acts 10:34-38 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22 The Baptism of the Lord (Feast) He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. (Luke 3:16) When we think about the baptism of Jesus, three different … Continue reading

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